UPS Worker Kicks Expensive Package: Employee Suspended After Kicking $12,000 Package

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A UPS worker kicked an expensive package and it was caught on tape, landing him a suspension. According to The SpreadIt, the owner of East Hills Instruments in Westbury, New York, was shocked to see a UPS employee kicking a package out the door of his company’s reception area. The employee was moving the box to his truck, kicking the fragile contents along the way instead of carrying the box or using a 2-wheeler. Inside the box was a $12,000 pressure gauge. It is unknown if it was damaged.

“This guy just basically threw the thing out the door. And when I look at the video, all of a sudden I’m shocked, I see him push this box across the floor and then proceed to bowl it across the lawn on to the street,” said business owner Ray Martel. His receptionist encouraged him to watch the surveillance footage, likely seeing the incident herself.

The UPS worker that kicked the expensive package out the door was reprimanded. According to Mail Online, the incident is still being looked into by the package company. In a statement they said that “corrective action with the driver” would be taken. It is unknown what the extent of that action is or how long of a suspension the employee was given.

“Thank you for bringing this incident to our attention. UPS drivers are trained to handle every package with care. This is a part of the overall emphasis we place on providing excellent service to our customers. UPS does not condone this specific driver’s behavior. We are investigating this issue and will take corrective action with this driver. We have also apologized to the customer.”

Another UPS worker didn’t kick an expensive package, but he was caught stealing a package delivered by FedEx off of someone’s stoop back in 2012. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the footage was caught on a home surveillance tape… but UPS wasn’t quick to respond until the homeowners put the tape on YouTube.

“The Alversons contacted UPS right away after their discovery, but state that they were not satisfied with the response. In an effort to be taken seriously by the delivery service, The couple posted the video capture to YouTube. They received a call from UPS the following morning.”

It is unclear if that UPS employee was suspended, but the family decided not to press charges. The driver ended up doing the right thing by returning the package to the home that he took it from.

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